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3 Freedom of Religion

The historian Justin Champion explains how the idea of religious toleration emerged from 1680s England - and asks Dr Richard Scott about Christians' experience of this today.

In this episode, Phil Tinline asks Professor Justin Champion how the idea of religious toleration emerged from the struggles of post-Civil War England, going from being a horrifyingly radical idea in the 1670s to becoming law in 1689 - at least for Protestants.

And Phil questions Dr Richard Scott, author of 'Christians in the Firing Line', about his experience as a Christian doctor in Britain today - and how it relates to the innovations of the 17th century.

Producer: Phil Tinline

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14 minutes